A Texas family is asking for the public’s help in identifying the truck driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run that killed a young man over the summer.
The accident occurred on August 27th, 2022 near Austin, Texas.
According to Fox 7 Austin, 24-year-old Ian Lewis was driving home from a concert in Austin with his girlfriend, son, and his girlfriend’s daughter when they were rear-ended by another car on Interstate 35 on the upper deck between 38th and 39th Street.
“[Lewis] got out to get insurance information,” said Michelle Jackson, Lewis’ girlfriend. “Then he walked back to the door to explain to me what was going on and everything happened.”
As Lewis was walking back to his car, a passing tractor trailer sideswiped both vehicles involved in the initial collision, hitting and killing Lewis. The rig never stopped.
“It’s like they looked behind them and then just drove off,” Jackson said.
Investigators say the truck is missing its passenger side stairs. No further information has been released.
Lewis’ mother, Jamie Crawford, works at Buddie’s gas station and convenience store, where she says she spends her days checking out semi trucks to see if they match the description of the one that killed her son.
“It’s a constant reminder,” said Crawford. “It’s not fair.”
Now, the family is asking anyone with information on the incident to contact the Austin Police Department.
“We’ve got to figure out who did this because we can’t start our healing process until then,” said Crawford.
Crawford and Jackson say that they hope to give Lewis’ son and unborn daughter answers surrounding the incident one day.